To add insult to injury, Kingsley Coman was injured in the second half of Bayern Munich’s 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin just minutes after coming on as a substitute for Franck Ribery in the 68th minute. The injury seems to have taken place during a challenge with Berlin’s Peter Pekarik in the 75th minute. Coman initially tried to continue playing, but was moving rather gingerly. Even after receiving treatment for a few minutes, he clearly was not at 100% the rest of the game.
After the match, Jupp Heynckes gave an update on Coman’s injury (via FC Bayern):
He sustained an injury to his ankle. He rolled his ankle, it has to do with his capsule. He has big problems but his ligaments are okay. The doctor doesn’t think it’s too serious. We’ll have to see how it develops over the next few days.
Bayern’s medical staff will examine Coma’s ankle over the next couple of days to determine the extent of the injury. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be in contention to play a part in next week’s contest at Freiburg.
Coman has suffered injuries throughout this season thus far, which have kept him out of the squad on three separate occasions across competitions. There have also only been 7 league matches where Coman has completed a full 90 minutes from 21 appearances. Hopefully this injury doesn’t keep him sidelined for more than just a few days.